Razor

Razor

From dark matter detectors and quantum computers to Mars rovers and radical climate change solutions, Razor talks to the world’s leading scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians, and startup entrepreneurs to find out how they're working to build a better future for us all.

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  • Dark skies and food versus exercise #RAZOR

    Why do so many diets lead to more weight gain? Do more active people have faster metabolisms? Is exercise essential for weight loss? 🥕 🍏

    Over the past 20 years, evolutionary biologist Herman Pontzer has conducted ground-breaking studies across a range of settings, including pioneering fieldwork...

  • Dark skies #RAZOR

    Tucson Arizona is famous for its dark skies. Its three observatories attract astronomers from across the United States. 🌌

    So when the local government decided to upgrade its streetlights they made sure to consult with an astronomer. What they weren’t expecting was that the astronomer, John Baran...

  • How CO2 can be turned into fishfood - #RAZOR

    Despite the pandemic, Carbon Dioxide levels continue to rise.
    At the same time, aquaculture production has more than doubled every year since the year 2000, requiring 87 million metric tons from already over-fished stocks to be blended with grain in order to meet the feeding needs of fish farms....

  • Covid future and revolutionary microscopy - #RAZOR

    Mass vaccination programs for COVID-19 are being carried out around the world but not every country can afford vaccines and governments are following different strategies to contain the virus. So what will the future look like? Emma Keeling speaks to an epidemiologist in New Zealand to find out w...

  • The future of COVID-19 #RAZOR

    Mass vaccination programs for COVID-19 are being carried out around the world but governments are following different strategies to contain the virus. So what will the future look like? 💉

    Emma Keeling speaks to an epidemiologist in New Zealand to find out why their strategy was so successful an...

  • Cancer organoids #RAZOR

    Every year there are nearly 2 million bowel cancer cases in the world.

    Vivian Li leads the team of researchers at the Francis Crick Institute who are growing mini organs in the hope of finding new ways of fighting bowel cancer.

    Organoids, or mini-organs, are fundamental for the team's researc...

  • Vertical farming #RAZOR

    Vertical farming is a 21st-century phenomenon: a high-density application of new technologies in controlled-climate conditions, usually indoors. 🌾

    Instead of fields of crops, picture futuristically stacked trays of watercress, sage, basil and other small herbs and crops, boosted by hydroponics ...

  • Earthquake resilience #RAZOR

    Earthquakes don't kill - buildings do.

    This is particularly true in developing countries where building materials are limited by cost and availability. In Nepal, the devastating 2015 earthquake flattened whole neighbourhoods and villages when centuries-old monuments and temples collapsed.

    Shi...

  • Earthquake resilience and vertical farming: #RAZOR full episode

    In this episode of RAZOR, we explore the importance of creating earthquake resilient buildings which is a particularly pertinent issue in developing countries where building materials are limited by cost and availability. 🏢

    In Nepal, the devastating 2015 earthquake flattened whole neighbourhoods...

  • #RAZOR - Metamaterials

    🦗 What can a robot learn from a grasshopper’s leg or an earwig’s wing? 🤖

    🦾 Join #RAZOR on their deep dive into '#metamaterials' - where scientists are mimicking nature to breathe new life into state-of-the-art technology.

    Read more: https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2021-04-06/-Metamaterials-learni...

  • Progeria disorder #RAZOR

    Progeria is a rare genetic condition that results in a child's body aging rapidly and premature death at the average age of 14.

    The disease is caused by a single letter mutation that occurs in one of the 3 billion base pairs that make up the human genome. 🧬

    Frankie McCamley speaks to Leslie G...

  • Reducing plastic pollution in our waters - #RAZOR

    Every minute, the equivalent of one truck of plastic trash is dumped into the sea. That’s 1440 trucks every 24 hours or 8 billion kilos per year.

    Engineers in Australia and Amsterdam are working to tackle this problem by creating an innovative bubble screen barrier that can capture the plastic,...

  • Vitamin D and COVID19 - #RAZOR

    Since the pandemic began there’s been an ongoing debate about the link between a patient’s vitamin D levels and how badly the virus affects them ☀️ 🦠

    The problem is that, scientifically speaking, correlation and cause are not the same. Health authorities demand causal proof before recommending n...

  • Rewilding mussels, the great bubble barrier and vitamin D vs COVID-19: RAZOR

    New Zealand is famous for its beautiful coastlines and abundant sea life, but dredging has severely depleted and wiped out its mussel beds. Scientists at the University of Auckland about how they have rejuvenated the beds – by dropping empty shells to create reef-like structures. 🇳🇿 🐚

    Engineers ...

  • Going fishing - What do little penguins eat? - #RAZOR

    What do little penguins eat?🐧 Small creatures found in shallow depths or on the seafloor like krill, fish and shrimp are part of the little penguin’s favourite diet.🐟

    Its peculiar blue and white plumage helps the little penguin hunting with discretion while escaping predators.

    Watch the full ep...

  • Meet the Little penguin 🐧 - #RAZOR

    Just how little is the smallest penguin in the world? 📏🐧

    Discover what you need to know about the Eudyptula minor, also known as Little penguin or blue penguin because of the color of their characteristic plumage 🪶

    Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/rhl77CF2RkE

    🔬 Discover this and other...

  • A big guardian for the little penguin - #RAZOR

    Only 30cm tall, the ‘little penguin’ is the smallest of all 18 species and breeds of penguins in the world 🐧

    The world can be a scary, dangerous place for such a tiny animal – especially when predators are around 🦊 But the little penguins in Australia have a special dog patrol to protect them 🐕...

  • Meet the little penguins - #RAZOR

    These cute creatures are the smallest of the world’s 18 penguin species, but they’re under threat both on land and at sea. 🐧

    Conservationists in Australia are working really hard – and enlisting the help of furry friends – to protect the little penguins and their habitat. 🐶

    🔬 Discover this and...

  • Saving the little penguin to protect the whole ecosystem - #RAZOR

    🐧 Australia's iconic little penguins are under threat on land and at sea. Razor's Sylvia Rowley meets the conservationists making big strides in protecting the world's smallest penguin. On Phillip Island, the Summerland Peninsula has become a refuge from humans and predators such as foxes. The p...

  • Artificial leaf: turning sunlight into fuel #RAZOR

    It's something we're taught in elementary school biology: plants use sunlight and water to turn carbon dioxide into food, in a process called photosynthesis. 🍃

    But now scientists at Cambridge University are replicating this process using light absorbers and specially-designed catalysts to produc...

  • #RAZOR - Missions to Mars laid bare

    From NASA's Perseverance and China's Tianwen-1 to the UAE's Hope orbiter, 2021 is proving to be an exciting year for missions to Mars. 🌌

    #RAZOR explores the scientific and engineering innovations at the heart of the journey to Mars and finds out what the scientists involved are hoping to find fr...

  • #RAZOR - The blue box that can detect cancer

    One in 8 women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives. The good news is that it is a highly treatable disease.

    The trick is catching it early - something that humans are less successful at, but that dogs manage to do with a spooky level of accuracy.

    Shini Somara talks to the youn...

  • Mars missions and blue box - #RAZOR

    From NASA's Perseverance and China's Tianwen-1 to the UAE's Hope orbiter, 2021 is proving to be an exciting year for missions to Mars. 🌌

    Emma Keeling explores the scientific and engineering innovations at the heart of each of these missions, talking to leading scientists and engineers from the E...

  • Martian chronicles: #RAZOR

    In this week's episode of #RAZOR​, Emma Keeling explores humanity's long fascination with Mars, visiting the Austria town of Innsbruck, where astronauts are being trained for a very different mission to the Red Planet.

    The astronauts are part of the Austrian Space Forum's analog training progra...